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Pride FC

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by joostebrood, 3 February 2005.

  1. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    I want to tell the pro wrestling fans that they should watch Pride FC. It's big in Japan. The sport is called MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and if you check out some of the fights, it's insane.

    More fans here?
     
  2. smango

    smango Guest

    When I first saw this post, I thought you were talking about a football club.

    Never heard of this Pride FC or MMA.
     
  3. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    You should check it out. Emelianenko Fedor is the heavyweight champion. He seems like one of the most dangerous people I have ever seen.
     
  4. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Is it similar to the UFC?
     
  5. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Yeah, it's quite similiar, but it's in a ring and some different rules. The best part though is the amount of better fighters compared to the UFC. UFC is USA orientated, while Pride brings in an international cast of great fighters from all over the world. Brazilians and Russians seem to be very good and there's also (in the lighter weight divisions) a few Japanese guys who are quite spectacular.
     
  6. gunnerglory

    gunnerglory Guest

    This is Sumo you are talking about here.
     
  7. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Is that with the big babies?
     
  8. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Actually, one sumo dude (Akebono) tried his luck in K-1 fighting. He got knocked out quite a few times. He's fat and that's all he really is.

    I sometimes watch sumo, I practice it myself. I push my mother off the stairs quite a lot, we don't have a ring yet.
     
  9. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    I practice sumo with my girlfriend... don't you find the thong goes right up our arse?
     
  10. smango

    smango Guest

    How big is your missus Dan?
     
  11. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic

    Might be better if you don't wear it together, won't be as tight. ;)


    FD
     
  12. JayD

    JayD Premiership

    27 April 2002
    Arsenal
    Yes i'm a big fan of pride fighting championships, it's so much better than UFC which i personally think is 3rd behind Pride and K-1, your right about Fedor the guys is just effortless but Crocop will give him a good fight and i feel his lack of a standing guard may get exposed in that fight, but for me Vanderlie is number 1 pound for pound even after loosing his unbeaten record to Mark Hunt in which he got robbed i may add.
     
  13. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    I watched that fight yes, Silva was taking Hunt down at will. And the weight difference was so big he should have won that judges decision.
    Fedor is amazing, did you see that slam Randleman did on him? That recovery was amazing. His armbar on Coleman was one of the sweetest subs of 2004 IMO.
    I'm also a big K-1 fan, I'm Dutch so there's quite a lot to cheer for me. The old days were great in K-1, as they were in UFC btw. Aerts has to be one of the hardest kickers ever.
    I have that UFC Greatest Hits compilation. The first few years were insane, there were almost no rules at all. Pretty funny to watch though.
     
  14. benny

    benny Non-League

    20 September 2003
    UK
    I've gotta admit pride totally rules. Kinda difficult for uk guys to see, but it can be downloaded from a few different places if you know how ;-)
    Way better than ufc to me, although im liking the new ultimate fighter reality show. K-1 is a big favourite here too, though not as good as it used to be.
    Y'know i have just about every pride, ufc and k-1 ppv on hd. :-o
     
  15. Benn_Black

    Benn_Black Guest

    If you're into Pride and MMA in general I strongly recommend :

    http://www.puroresupower.com

    They broadcast a radio show and discuss MMA and Japanese wrestling. They have special guests every week and have interviewed Quinton Jackson, Don Frye, Bas Rutten, Dan Henderson, Ken Shamrock and many, many more. The inside info is great.
     
  16. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    I'm a huge Pride and UFC fan. K-1 is crap compared to those 2 though just because it has more rules and the refs stop you every 4 sec like in TAek won do and don't really let the match flow and anything happen.

    Looking forward to Chuck Liddel vs. Wanderlei Silva if it happens.

    And I hope Vitor Belfort comes back and shows the whole the world the old phenom, VITOR BELFORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Agree with you PLF. K-1 used to be great with Andy Hug (RIP), Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hooost battling it out. Now it's just farcical and the guys hardly punch each other, there are more freaks - last time I saw a 2m20cm (erm, 7foot something) Korean fighting a Muay Thai midget (well, average height). Come on, I can hardly believe people pay for that. It's probably why Crocop seems to have given up with it. Pride is entertaining and those guys batter each other with those really tough gloves.
     
  18. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Opening Round was dissapointing to say the least.
     
  19. benny

    benny Non-League

    20 September 2003
    UK
    I didn't think it was that bad? Not as amazing as some past events, but still i was on the edge of my seat most of the time. Yoshida v Silva was awesome.
     
  20. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    Where do you guys watch this?
     
  21. Jacko

    Jacko The Don

    9 April 2002
    London
    Prefer UFC tbh.

    Pride is to mat based with all the japanese fighters.

    UFC has more standup. And the octagon owns it.
     
  22. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Imo, Pride has biased refs towards the natives.
     
  23. slasher

    slasher Take that Mr Silva

    21 June 2003
    Belfast
    Man United
    lookin forward to seeing bushido 7 next week. know the results already but its always good watching jens pulver, yves edwards, takanori gomi and phil baroni (though he is a bit of a twat).
     
  24. Jacko

    Jacko The Don

    9 April 2002
    London
    Baroni is the man :D
     
  25. kobashi

    kobashi Champions League

    19 May 2004
    damn i only just noticed this post!

    I am a big Pride FC fan! Openweight Grand prix finals are this weekend. i am supporting Josh Barnett as He is representing Pro Wrestling! I hope he pulls off a northern lights Bomb!!

    and yeah Pride is better than UFC. has better fighters, better cards and i prefer watching MMA in the ring rather than the cage!
     
  26. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    :lol: You're over a year late.

    I only just noticed you have Kenta Kobashi in your avatar. I've only seen one match of his against Samoa Joe in ROH but that guy sure knows how to chop the f*ck out of you. lol
     
  27. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    forgive my ignorance but I thought Pride FC was a gay football team
     
  28. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Lol - you should know better living in Okayama as you do!:lol: Btw, is Hard-Gay still a TV "star" out there?\\:o/ :mrgreen:
     
  29. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    Yes, he's still on TV and maybe a little too often. WOOOOOOHHHH!!
    I think he's getting married soon so maybe he's not as gay as he looks.
    He had a CD out recently too.
     
  30. APX

    APX FIN

    8 July 2005
    Suomi Finland
    Last edited: 10 October 2006

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